School of Music

Coming events in the USM School of Music

Corthell Hall, USM Gorham Campus

In the coming days and weeks through the end of the semester, the USM School of Music presents several exceptional events. Thank you for your patronage throughout the season, and for helping to support the work of our faculty and students.



John McVeigh

Voice Master Class with World Class Tenor, John McVeigh

Monday, April 24 at 3 - 6 p.m.
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
Today! Free, no tickets or reservations required.

USM voice students who have already amazed you with their vocal talent and expertise will work with a master in this class open to other music students and the public.

Sponsored by the Warren Memorial Foundation



USM Chamber Singers

USM Chamber Singers conducted by Nicolas Alberto Dosman

Tuesday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Williston-Immanuel United Church
156 High Street, Portland
$12 suggested donation, online or at the door.

The widely acclaimed Chamber Singers consistently thrill audiences with their warmth of tone, precise intonation, and the artistry of understanding the nuance of text. This "Spring of Rebirth" concert features music with a focus on growth and evolution that is a part of the human experience.


 Molded by the Flow

Molded by the Flow: A poetic, visual and musical narrative

Wednesday, April 26 at 5 p.m.
Friday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Purchase tickets online or at the door.

Main Stage, Russell Hall, USM Gorham Campus
$15 adults, $11 seniors, USM employees and alumni, $8 students

Experience our world premiere music, theatre and art production inspired by Maine, one year in the making. It's about Maine. It's about all of us. Come and consider yourself.

This is a collaborative production with the School of Music, Department of Art and Department of Theatre.

Made possible by the Libra Professorship at USM



Chris Klaxton

Cookin' in the Kitchen: The Jazz Tradition of our Forefathers 
Blended with Popular Music of Our Day

Friday, April 28 at 8 p.m.
$15 adults / $10 seniors, USM employees and alumni / $5 students
Purchase tickets online or at the door.

This concert features faculty member Chris Klaxton, trumpet and the USM Faculty Jazz Ensemble, including Taylor O'Donnell, vocals; Barry Saunders, saxophones; Chris Oberholtzer, trombone; Gary Wittner, guitar; Bronek Suchanek, bass; Les Harris Jr., drums.



USM Chorale, "Cinco de Mayo"

University Chorale "Cinco de Mayo Celebration!"
conducted by Nicolás Alberto Dosman

Friday, May 5 at 5 p.m.
First Parish Church
425 Congress Street, Portland
$8 adults, $5 seniors, students, USM employees and alumni
Purchase tickets online or at the door.

The USM Chorale is our large mixed-voice chorus. This concert takes place on First Friday in Portland so that you can enjoy both this concert and the First Friday Arts Walk in downtown Portland!


Jim Bonney

USM Concert Band with Warren Memorial Visiting Artist
Jim Bonney Conducted by Trae Blanco

Saturday, May 6 at 8 p.m.
McCormack Performing Arts Center, 41 Morrill Avenue, Gorham
$8 adults, $5 seniors, students, USM employees and alumni
Purchase tickets online or at the door.

The USM Concert Band spring concert conducted by Trae Blanco will feature a special guest artist in residence, Jim Bonney, a BAFTA award-winning composer, sound designer, and guitarist. The School of Music's new assistant professor and director of bands, Trae Blanco, welcomes Jim to premiere his concerto, DARKlightNESS for Electric Guitar and Wind Ensemble. USM is a consortium supporter commissioning this new work.

Sponsored by the Warren Memorial Foundation.

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